I'm always leery of a long series because how many times can you listen to the same crazy stuff happening to the same goofy heroine and still love her, but then the author goes and adds Sally Sweet in the mix with Lula and Grandma, sending them all to Atlantic City. And then I can't stop reading. It's impossible to get bored, because there's always some new trouble Stephanie ends up in that you just don't (can't possibly) see coming. And then there's Joe.
This is a truly enjoyable series, and I'm on to book five.
Each one of these books gets better with characters you love in unexpected situations.
Four does not disappoint - bring on five!
Love the Stephanie Plum series. Never fails to entertain. I especially love the narrator...CJ Critt.
Yes as well and the first 3
Her change is voice and the overall way she read the book, she is great
It made me laugh
Can't wait to here more from her.
Love to listen to audio books while I'm on the road -- which I am often. Don't even listen to the radio anymore.
Love this gal
Just really enjoy these books. Light hearted and breezy.
Grandma Mazer & Stephanie Plum
This is the last Plum novel that CJ Critt narrates. I listened to Lorelei King's narration and realized that a large part of my enjoyment with the first four books was CJ Critt's narration! I haven't heard Debi Mazar yet, but just can't imagine these books done by anyone but CJ Critt. Don't know why I enjoy her voice so much -- just do!
I really like Janet Evanovich as a writer.
The story kept me laughing all the way through.
The narrator didn't really bring the characters to life. They kind of felt flat.
The book was funny so yes it was worth listening to.
If the story wasn't so funny i would ditch listening to the rest of the books.
Love books, reading or listening, wine and quiet evenings by the fire. Mystery's, paranormal, history and biographies.
This addition to the Plum series is so funny and CJ Critt makes the characters come alive. The action as always is fast and furious. From ridiculous situation to nearly impossible conclusion. A fun story that entertains. No heavy reading here only a bit of heavy breathing!
So funny! I can't even imagine all the trouble she gets herself into.
Stephanie Plum is my idol! She is a mess.
A friend of mine turned me onto Janet Evanovich recently and I was dismayed to discover that most of the titles, in particular the first 3, were only available in abridged versions. Then I heard Lori Petty read the abridged versions and was delighted. She understands the music of a New York accent with just the right mixture of Jewish and Italian and a whole lot of working class. The characters come alive in her readings. CJ Critt, on the other hand, is wooden by comparison and she has no sense of a New York accent, the rhythm of New York talk or New York life. Half of her accents are horrible "southern" accents. The story is OK, but I can't get past the fact that she's just a horrible reader for this material. Stephanie Plum lives and dies with her music and CJ Critt is a little tone deaf. What a shame. I guess I'll go back to the abridged versions and hope Petty reads them all...
Not my favorite narrator, but after Lori Petty, I just missed the Jersey accent. I will say this, Critt isn't as bad as the other reviewers are saying. I still laughed outloud! I think her worst character voice is Lula, she sounds like an old southern man...??? She does the Mother of Stephanie with a Jersey accent, so why not Stephanie? I don't get it??? I still recommend it, because the story itself was the best so far out of the first 4. I'm trying to go in order and have just downloaded 5,6 & 7 with yet another 2 new narrators. Wish me LUCK! :)